Resources and Training

Communities locally and regionally are implementing programs to increase walking and bicycling trips. Here are some links and opportunities to learn about best practices  or find funding for projects:

Get Healthy San Mateo County Community Implementation Funding The San
Mateo County Health Department in partnership with Get Healthy San Mateo County has
opened the call for projects to advance the goals of the strategic priorities for Building Healthy, Equitable Communities.  Applications and links to the Strategic Plan are at

California Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Curriculum for Grades 4 and 5
New teaching certificate and on-line training features positive lessons on benefits of walking and bicycling in nine lessons for 4th and 5th grade teachers. Students learn how to be safe pedestrians and bicyclists and understand the positive impact that walking and bicycling has on their health and environment. To facilitate the teaching of the Curriculum, each of the nine lessons is aligned with the California Common Core State Standards, the National Health Education Standards, and the California Health Education Standards. The content is integrated with English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Health and Physical Education. The lessons can easily be adapted for use in other states or territories. The Curriculum description and on-line training are available on-line.

Federal Highway Administration Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide” and recorded webinar now available on-line. FHWA presents design guidance on Separated Bike Lanes (also known as Protected Cycle Track or , in California, Class IV Bike Way). The seminar reviews what factors to consider, how to incorporate them in conjunction with bus stops or parking, and what signal and signage works best.

American Walks Institutionalizing Change”  See recorded video of previous web-seminars “Designing Places for People” here.

Bike Parking: Pocket Guide Published by Dero Short summary of bike rack design, placement, spacing, and security recommendations. A more comprehensive bike parking guide is available for purchase from the Association for Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals.

Vision Zero: Toward No More Traffic Deaths Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition has launched a Vision Zero Toolkit for communities and decision makers to create safe streets for all roadway users.

AARPWalking Audit Guide” 0n-line, downloadable resource Evaluation tool for groups or individuals to document existing conditions and work with community leaders or staff to address barriers along neighborhood walk routes.